Su Ting China

Biography of Su Ting

Su Ting graduated PhD from the University in 1937, and became a well-known geomorphologist and geographical scientist.

Ting was born on 4 October 1913 at Yunlong, Yunnan Province, China, son of Yuen Shen Ting, a magistrate.

Ting graduated with the thesis “Studies of the Scottish Shoreline” on 25 June 1937.

Ting went on to enroll as a research fellow at the Institute of Geology of the Academia Sinica, Nanjing from 1937, which was re-established in Taipei, Taiwan in 1949 and also as Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1951.

After the Chinese civil war in 1949, Ting left for the USA.


Archival Materials

  • R14/1 List of Research students and fellows, with index Feb 1897-Oct 1924


Su Ting
Born 4 October 1913.
GU Degree: PhD, 1937; Science and Engineering,
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: academics; geologists; geomorphologists
English snippet: First doctoral graduate of the the University of Glasgow in 1937
Record last updated: 8th Jul 2014

Country Associations

China China, Yunnan, Yunlong
Place of Birth

University Connections

University Roles

  • Graduate